For meat-lovers who are looking for vegan alternatives, it used to be rather difficult to find. Sure, one could argue that food such as mushrooms were a decent substitute as certain species like the portobello mushroom can provide a “meaty” texture, but we all know that it isn’t quite the same.
3D printing might have been viewed as a somewhat novel piece of technology, but in the recent months, 3D printing seems to have seen a massive boost in popularity, (no) thanks to the coronavirus outbreak which has left hospitals and healthcare workers around the world short on protective equipment like face shields.
In the past, the idea of touching door handles that have been touched by many people before has always been a bit iffy, but these days with the coronavirus spreading like crazy, suddenly being a bit more concerned about touching door handles isn’t such a crazy idea after all. If you’re trying to avoid doing that, this is a 3D printing project that might be worth checking out.
As doctors and healthcare workers are putting themselves in the frontlines in this war against the coronavirus, it means that keeping them safe and healthy makes sense. Unfortunately, due to the sheer number of cases around the world, doctors and hospitals are being overwhelmed and are running out of essential supplies.
As hospitals in certain parts of the world are being overwhelmed due to the influx of patients with the coronavirus, they are starting to run out of medical supplies and equipment, such as ventilators, which are crucial in helping patients who are affected more severely to breathe.
In more critical cases of the coronavirus, patients might need to be hooked up to a respirator to help them breathe. Shortage of respirator valves has never been an issue, but in places like Italy where the number of coronavirus cases are in the thousands, this has put an incredible amount of strain on the country’s healthcare system.
If 3D printing has always come across as being more of an “adult” hobby, think again because the folks at 3Doodler have recently announced the launch of a new 3D printer that is being aimed at preschoolers. This will allow kids to 3D print their own little toys in a fun and safer way, while encouraging the development of motor skills.
3D printing is amazing as it allows us to create all manner of objects in a variety of shapes and sizes. However, the problem with the current method of 3D printing is that it can be a bit slow, and sometimes it might not be ideal if you’re looking for higher levels of precision. However, researchers at EPFL might have come up with a solution.
We’ve seen how 3D printing can be used to create prototypes of products on the fly. However, we’ve also seen it used for larger scale projects, where over in the Netherlands, they managed to 3D print a steel bridge. We’ve also seen it used in the military where the US Marines 3D printed concrete barracks in a fraction of the time it would normally take.
When it comes to stealing car parts, the wheels are probably one of the easier and more accessible parts that can be stolen, especially the rims which can either be resold or smelted down to be used for something else. However, it seems that Ford might be working on a way to try and prevent that from happening by using 3D printing.
Over the decades, we’ve uncovered ancient buried mummies. Unfortunately, due to the lack of photographs from back then, we don’t really know how they would have looked like if they were alive. However, science and technology have managed to roughly recreate their looks based on their skeletal structures.
Leonardo da Vinci was an inventor that was probably ahead of his time, and as such, it wasn’t surprising that not all of his ideas and designs were made into reality. One of those designs was a bridge that was rejected by his clients. This was due to the design of the bridge that raised some concerns, but now thanks to the work of researchers at MIT, they have since […]
Unlike traditional manufacturing, 3D printing allows people to create all kinds of objects and shapes that might not be possible through traditional methods. To that end, we’ve seen how 3D printing can be used for medical purposes, like 3D printing living tissues or custom casts. We’ve also seen it being used to produce vehicles, like a motorcycle.
IKEA, the Swedish company known for their affordable furniture, is expanding on the company’s focus where instead of just making affordable furniture, the company wants to be able to cater to a variety of lifestyles. More recently, the company announced plans to explore robotic furniture for small apartments, but they’re not stopping there.